Sweet Heart & Soul Inspiration Cards

Ahhh… isn’t it amazing how invigorating it can be to Take a Deep Breath of Life?! I haven’t always felt that way. There were times when I didn’t much care if I went on living and was often numb. There … Continued

Pure Light – Sweet Solstice Blessings

i see the pure light within you walkin’ on sunshine alive and true Sweet Solstice Blessings to You! This one feels fitting for the Solstice… whether it’s the day with the longest sunlight, as it is here in the northern hemisphere … Continued

Song of Echoes

What do you hear? One of the songs that came on while I was painting this showed up in a more obvious way. Any guesses before looking at the playlist below? I always wonder how YOU see/feel/connect with art. We all … Continued

Playful Art Journaling & Self Discovery Invitation

Oh, it feels good to play! ♡♡♡ I prefer the idea that “Play makes Possible” as a twist on the old “practice makes perfect.” Approaching art (and life!) from a place of play has really helped me to open up, … Continued

The Wind of Change

Take me to the Magic of the Moment… on the Wind of Change. This has been the theme song for this new painting! She has taken me on quite a journey and has so much to say. She also insisted … Continued

Harvesting Enough ♡ Harvest Moon Prayers

***** If you’re the type that prefers to skim the headlines, I’ve put a few bold lines for you as highlights, including the prayers that go along with the paintings. If you ‘re more like me and you like the details, … Continued

Impeccable Words

* Note: This blog post was written before moving from the Loving Rd domain/website to Thrive True for technical reasons and before adopting the pen name Julia Ostara (which is just 2 letters different than my married name and sounds … Continued

At Home in the Mist

Coincidence?  Mysterious?  Last night, I started reading the book, ‘The Mist-Filled Path’ and today, I find myself wrapped deep in the mist… quite literally!  I’ve attempted to ‘capture’ a bit of the mist with my beloved camera today… such a … Continued

Art of Gratitude * Featured Artist Interview * Kimberly Ans

So thrilled to be Celebrating Life & the Art of Gratitude with 8 other lovely artists. I’ll be featuring an interview and info about each artist’s creative projects leading up to the start of the e-course on October 4th.  Kimberly … Continued

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